FOREIGN PIONEER FLYERS
Argentinian (21)Australian (5)Austrian (1)Belgian (29)Brazilian (22)British (71)Bulgarian (3)Canadian (9)Cherokee (1)Chilean (2)Chinese (3)Costa Rican (1)Cuban (4)Czech (1)Danish (2)Dutch (12)Estonia (4)French (126)German (41)Greek (10)Guatemalan (1)Haitian (1)Hungarian (5)Indian, (3)Irish (2)Italian (42)Japan (6)Mexican (12)New Zealand (2)Paraguayan (1)Peruvian (3)Polish (2)Portuguese (2)Rhodesian (1)Romanian (27)Russian (20)Serbian (1)Scottish (7)Slovenian (4)Spanish (8)Swedish (4)Swiss (11)Thai (3)Turkish (6)Venezuelan (1)Vietnamese (1)West Indian (Trinidad) (1)

Editors Note: It becomes obvious to even the amateur aviation historian, like myself, that many of the pioneer flyers were not members of the Early Bird organization. Even those who soloed before the cutoff date, December 17, 1916 and were otherwise eligible, were either overlooked as candidates or didn't bother to apply. Nevertheless, I think they deserve our attention if we are to understand and appreciate the roles they played in the development of aviation. To that end, I hope to add a few to this page as time and opportunity permits.
 
 
HISTORY OF FLIGHT
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
CELEBRATING THE EVOLUTION OF FLIGHT
1903-2003 ... AND BEYOND
     This is a really remarkable source of information and offers comprehensive subsections such as:
What's New, Campaign Programs, Calendar of Events, History of Flight, Click and Learn, Interesting Links, Image Gallery, News, Acknowledgements, Media Kit and Dayton Symposium. If you have the time, you will be amply rewarded by visiting each of the sections.
To access the homepage, click on the title above.

HISTORY OF FLIGHT TIMELINE
Introductory Notes from Kimberly Grant
     "It is fully understood that many nations gave birth to aviation pioneers. Early in the planning process for this Web site, it was decided to have participation from the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), and to have each ICAS country identify their own pioneers. The following notable figures are but a very few examples of those who could be considered. If you feel your country is not represented and you have the history to share, please contact Kimberly Grant at kimg@aiaa.org ."
     You will find interesting summaries of the history of aviation in each of the following countries.
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweded, United Kingdom and United States.
To go directly to the "History of Flight Timeline page, click on the title above
 

 
ARGENTINIAN PIONEERS

 
 
VILLA LUGANO.COM
Porto Barrial y Commercial de la Zona Sur
Historia del Barrio
El primer aeródromo del país
by Hernando Mankus
     This wonderful website is particularly helpful in understanding the the early days of aviation in Argentina. It recounts the establishment of the first airport in Argentina and contains references to many of the pioneer aviators of the era. The primary website is written in Spanish, but with the kind permission of the author, Sr. Hernando Mankus, I have been permitted to make a translation into English, as best I can, which can be accessed by clicking on:
Airport - English

     If you can read Spanish, I highly recommend that you refer to the original article. You can access it by clicking on the title above.
 
  AGNETA, Alfredo
ALMONACID, Vicente
ANCHORENA, Aarón de
BRADLEY, Eduardo
BRIHUEGA, Anibal
CANDELARIA, Luis Cenobio
CHODASIEWICZ, Robert
CORREA, Waldino
FLORES, Jose Maria
GOUBAT, Raúl Eu­genio
LORENZINI, Carola
MATIENZO, Benjamín
NEWBERY, Jorge Alejandro
OLIVERO, Eduardo
ORIGONE, Félix
PARRAVICINI, Florencio
de PIETRA, Amalia
SANCHEZ, Francisco
SCHERFF, Mauricio
ZANNI, Pedro Leandro
ZULOAGA, Angel
 

 
 
AUSTRALIAN PIONEERS

 
  CAREY, Robert
DUIGAN, John
HAWKER, Harry George.
HINKLER, Bert.
MARSHALL, Laurie
 

 
 
AUSTRIAN PIONEERS

 
  von PISCHOFF, Alfred

 

 
 
BELGIAN PIONEERS

Editor's Note: By clicking on the title above, you will find a series of four images which list the 104 Belgian aviators who were licensed before WW I. The images come from a book which was written by le Chevalier Jules de Laminne and were kindly provided by Jean-Pierre lauwers. You will find the dates they were licensed, as well as certain other details of their careers.
 
 
Belgian Aviation History Association
     "We are a non profit association open to anyone with an interest for Aviation History in Belgium. Our group, born in 1996, is more than 200 members strong. Through our magazine "Contact ", distributed four times a year, members are informed about the activities within the small community of Aviation historians in Belgium."
     To take advantage of the many features on this wonderful website, click on the title above.
     One of the most relevant features is a listing of the First 100 Belgian Pilots, many of which bear links to important additional information. You can access that site by clicking on:
First 100 Belgian Pilots
 
  ALLARD, Emile
BENSELIN, Maurice
BORN, Charles van den
CATERS, Baron Pierre de
CHRISTIAENS, Joseph
COPPENS, Willy
COZIC, René
CROMBEZ, Henri
DEMANET, Arsène
DENDUYVER,Albert
DENDUYVER,Albert
DOLPHYN, Benoch
d'HESPEL, Joseph
d'LAMINNE, Jules
de RIDDER, Alphonse
FISCHER, Jules
HANOUILLE, Elie
JONCKHEERE, V. De
KINET, Daniel
KINET, Nicolas
LANSER, Alfred
MOROK, Charles
OLIESLAGERS, Jan
OLIESLAGERS, Max
STYLE, Maurice
TYCK, Jules
van LOO, Fernand
VERREPT, John
VERSTRAETEN, Leon
 
 

 
 
BRAZILIAN PIONEERS
Pioneiros do Ar
Pioneers of the Air
     If you read Portuguese, you can click on the title above and take full advantage of this new site. You will have access to the stories of some 24 early aviators, most of them Brazilian, although even the Wright Brothers are included. There are also several other sections, such as Stories, Images, Partners, Links and Events, all of interest to the aviation buff.
     If you need an English translation, it is a little more difficult. What I do is to click on the "Os Pioneiros" button at the top left of the page, and then "choose an aviator, for example "Edu Chaves" Then, I block out and copy the text. Next, I go to AltaVista's Babel Fish translation site:
 
Babelfish

     Once there, I paste the text into the box, set the machine to translate Portuguese to English, push the button and read the translated text in the box. It is a little awkward, but if you are interested, it is well worth the effort.
 
  BANDEIRA, Raul.
BERGMAN, Luiz
BRAGA, Newton.
BUSSE, João
CHANTRE, Edmundo
CHAVES, Eduardo
D'ALVEAR, J.
de BARROS, João
de LAMARE, Virginius
de MARZO, Thereza
HOPF, Arnold
KIRK, Ricardo
MACHADO, Anésia
MARQUES, Cicero
MARTINS, Euclides Pinto
MOLLER, Jorge Henrique
NEGRÃO, João
PAIXÃO, Juvenal
SANTOS-DUMONT, Alberto
SCHORCHT, Antonio
SEVERO, Augusto
SILVA, Victor.
STROHWENTZ, Heinz.
 

 
 
BRITISH PIONEERS

 
  ALCOCK, John
ASTLEY, H. J. D.
BARBER, Horatio
BEACH, A. C.
BELL, Gordon
BLACKBURN, Harold
BLACKBURN, Robert
BURKE, C. J.
BUSK, Edward
BYSSHE, G. T..
CLARK, Julia
COMPTON-PATERSON, C.
COOK, Edith Maud
DEANE, Sargeant
DOWNER, Cyril
DUNNE, John William
ENGLAND, Geoffry
ENGLAND, Gordon
ENGLAND, Harry
DYOTT, George
FOGGIN, Cyril
GIBBS, L. D. L.
GILMOUR, Douglas
GILMOUR, Stanley
GIPPS, G. L.
GLEW, Aubrey Edmund
GLEW, Montague F.
GRACE, Cecil
GRAHAME-WHITE, Claude
GRESSWELL, Clement
HAMEL, Gustav
HENDERSON, Sir David
HEWETSON, A. W.
HEWLETT, Mrs. Maurice,
HULL, Edwin C.
JENKINS, F. Conway
LONGSTAFF, John
LORAINE, E. B.
LORAINE, Robert
LORD BRABAZON of Tara
MAUND, Ernest
MCCLEAN, Frank K.
MCDONALD, L. F.
MERRIAM, F. Warren
MOORE, Denise
NOEL, Louis
PILCHER, Percy.
PIXTON, C. Howard.
PIZEY, Collyns
PORTE, John C.
PULLEN, Frederick
RADLEY, James
RAWLINSON
RAYNHAM, Fred
RHODES-MOORHOUSE, William
ROBINSON, Fred
ROE, A. V.
ROLLS, Charles
SAMSON, Charles
SHORT, Brothers
SPOONER, Winifred
THOMAS, Georges
THOMAS, William T.
TREEBY, H. F.
VALENTINE, James
VALLANCE
WALLIS, Horace
WALLIS, Percy
WIGHT, Robert
YONGE, John
 

 
 
BULGARIAN PIONEERS

 
  BOGDANOV, Nikifor
KASABOVA, Rayna
TOPRAKCHIEV, Hristo
 

 
 
CANADIAN PIONEERS
 
 
QUEBEC AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
"Fondation Aerovision Quebec was created to generate an awareness of the exceptional contribution of Quebec to the conquest of the air. This was to be achieved by fostering the implementation of the Québec Air and Space Museum, at the Saint-Hubert airport (near Montréal, Canada), which would be devoted to the preservation of the aeronautical heritage of Quebec, as well as that of the pioneers and heroes of our aviation history."
     You will find that a visit to this site is a good place to start your study of Canadian aviation. You may choose from either a French or English version. On the menu you will find sections devoted to Foundation, Museum, History 1, History 2, What's New, Shop, Email and Links. You will find biographies of several pioneers which are not yet available on my website. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.
 
  BARKER, William
BISHOP, William
BROWN, A. Roy.
BREADNER, Lloyd.
COLLISHAW, Raymond
GREENE, William
HOBBS, Basil
LANDRY, Jean-Marie
MCMULLEN, William
RANEY, Paul H.
STRAITH, William A.
TEMPLETON, William
TEMPLETON, Winston
 

 
 
CHEROKEE PIONEERS

 
  WORDEN, J. Hector
 

 
 
CHILEAN PIONEERS

 
 
CHILE: the BRADT TRAVEL GUIDE

     Through the generosity of the author, Tim Burford, you will be able to read his article which describes the offerings of the National Museum of Aviation and Space and is included in the travel guide. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
 
  FIGUEROA, Clodomiro
MONTERO, Francisco
 

 
 
CHINESE PIONEERS

 
  LYM, Art
RU, Fung
TSU, Etienne
 

 
 
COSTA RICAN PIONEERS

 
  BOLAÑOS PALMA, Tobias
   

 
 
CUBAN PIONEERS

 
  CROCIER, Jaime.
PARLA, Augustin.
ROSILLO, Domingo
 

 
 
CZECH PIONEERS

 
  LAGLEROVA, Bozena
 

 
 
DANISH PIONEERS

 
  BANGS, Niels
ELLEHAMMER, Jacob
 

 
 
DUTCH PIONEERS

 
  BAKKER, Henri
BUSSEL, Jan van.
ENGELKENS, L.
FOKKER, Anthony
HARPER, Monnier
HILGERS, Jan
KOOLHOVEN, Frederick
MULDER, Adriaan
SPANDAW, G. D.
VAN MAASDIJK, Clement
VAN MEEL, Marinus
WIJNMALEN, H.
 

 
 
ESTONIAN PIONEERS

 
  GALANTSCHIKOWA, Ljuba
GRÜNBERG, Arthur
HAAS, Johannes
MEYBAUM, Theodor
 

 
 
FRENCH PIONEERS

 
  ADER, Clément
ALLARD, René
AUBRUN, Emile
BARONNE de la ROCHE
BARRIER, Rene
BÉARD, Pierre,
BEAUD, Edouard,
BEDAULT
BERNARD, Auguste
BERNARD, Suzanne
BLANO, Lt.,
BLERIOT, Louis
BLONDEAU, Gustav,
BOLLAND, Adrienne
BONNET-LAFRANCHE
BRÉGI, Henri
BURGEAT
CAMERMAN, Felix
CASTORY, Franco
CAUDRON, René
CHANDENIER, Louis
CHATEAU, M.
CHEMET, George
COLLARDEAU, George
COLLIEX, Maurice
CONNEAU, Jean
DAUCOURT, Pierre
DEBUISSEY, Andre
de la ROCHE, Baronne
DELVERT, Jean Louis
de LESSEPS, Jacques
de LESSEPS, Paul
de LESSEPS, Robert
DELAGRANGE, Leon
DEMANEST, René
DENEAU, Lucien
DEREALS, Raoul
DEROY, Francois
DESTOUCHE, Lieutenant
DORMOY, Etienne
DRIANCOURT, Louise
DUBOIS, Marcel
EHRMANN, Leoncel
ESPANET, Gabriel
ETÉVÉ, Albert
FALLER, Arthur
FARMAN, Henri
FAURE, Captain
FAURE, Jacques
FELIX, Julien
FERBER, Capt.
FILEUX, Albert
FLANCHAIRE, Georges
FONCK, Réne Paul
FOULQUIER, Maurice
FRANCK, Mathilde
FRANCOIS, Hippolyte
FREY, Andre
GARAIX, Victor
GARROS, Roland
GODEFROY, Gabriel
GILBERT, Eugene
GRUGERE, Lieutenant
GUILLAUME, Camille
GUILLEMIN, René
GUYNEMER, Georges
HANRIOT, Marcel
HERBSTER, Maurice
HERVEUX, Jane
HUBERT, Charles
KOECHLIN, Paul
LA CHAPELLE, Duval
LAFFONT, Alexandre
LAGUA, Lt.
LAMBERT, Count de
LANTHEUME, Charles
LATHAM, Hubert
LEBLANC, Alfred
LECOMTE
LEFEBVRE, Eugene
LEGAGNEUX, Georges
LETORT, Leon
LEYAT, Marcel
MAMET, Julien
MARTINET, Robert
MARTINEZ-REX, Luis
MARTY, Philippe
MARVINGT, Marie
MONTALENT, M
MOLLA, Henri
MOLLA, Michel
MORANE, Léon
MOUCHER
MOUILLARD, M.
NIEL, Marthe
NIEUPORT, Edouard
NOUTTE, Bertha
NUNGESSER, Charles
PAGUE
PALLIER, Jeanne
PARISOT, Leon
PAUL, Ernest
PAULHAN, Louis
PÉGOUD, Adolphe
PEIGNAN, Albert
PELTIER, Thérèse
PEQUET, Henri
POURPE, Marc
PRIER, Pierre
RAICHE, François
REMY, Captain
ROUGIER, Henri
RUCHONETTE, Emile
SALMET, Henri
SIMON, René
SOMMER, Roger
THENAULT, Georges
THOMAS, René
TISSANDIER, Paul
TOURNIER, Marcel
VAULX, Henri de la,
VALLETÓN, Alfredo
VALLON, Rene
VEDRINE, Pierre
VEDRINES, Jules
VENDOME, Raoul
VILLARD, Charles
VILLARD, Henri
VOISIN, Charles
VOISIN, Gabriel
WACHTER, Charles
WAGNER, Louis
XIQUET, Gaston
 

 
 
GERMAN PIONEERS

Editor's Note: By clicking on German Pilots, you will access a site which lists some 400 German pilots who were licensed before the outbreak of World War I in 1914. The site is in German. If you wish an English machine translation by AltaVista, click on:
German Pilots
 
  BASSER, Gustav
BEESE, Amelie
BIER, Lt. H.
BOEHM, Reinhold
BOELCKE, Oswald
BORRER, Theo
BRUNNHUBER, Simon
DAUS, Otto
ENGELHARDT, Paul
FALKENHAYN, Lt. von
FLATZ, Lt.
GASSER, Hermann
GRADE, Hans
HACKSTETTER, Karl
HOFER, Willy
HIRTH, Helmuth
IRMSCHER, Carlos
JANOIR, Louis
LANGER, Bruno
LENDNER, Flieger
MAURER, Joseph
MEYER, Lieut.
MUMM, Walther
OSTER, Franz
PLÜSCHOW, Gunther
SCHADT
SCHMIDT, Lt.
SCHMIDT, Erich
SCHWEISSER, Sgt.
STEINBECK, Hans
STOEPHASIUS, Curt von
STOEPHASIUS, M. von
THELEN, Robert
TYBELSKI, Franz
UDET, Ernst
UNGEWITTER, Curt
von GORRISSEN, Ellery
von GORRISSEN, Karl
WHITEHEAD, Gustav
WIETING, Werner
 

 
 
GREEK PIONEERS

 
  ADAMIDIS, Mihail
KARAMANLAKIS, Alexandros
KAMPEROS, Dimitrios
MELETOPOULOS, Alexander
MORAITINIS, Aristide
MOUTOUSIS, Mihail
NOTARAS, Panoutsos
PANAGIOTOU, Constantin
PAPALOUKAS, Loukas
 

 
 
GUATEMALAN PIONEERS

 
  SANDOVAL, Nannini
 

 
 
HAITIAN PIONEERS

 
  WEYMANN, Charles
 

 
 
HUNGARIAN PIONEERS

Editor's Note: If you click on Early Hungarian Pilots, you will find a very helpful history of the developement of aviation in Hungary. It is found on the AIAA website and was contributed by Ms Mária Kovács. With special thanks to Mr. Attila Szabo and Mr. Gábor Fekecs.
 

 
  BLASCHKE, Philipp
HOUDINI, Harry
LEWKOWICZ, Ladis
PFITZNER, Alexander
STEINSCHNEIDER, L
 

 
 
INDIAN PIONEERS

 
  JEEJEBHOY, J
SETTY, S. V.
SINGH, Mohan
 

 
 
IRISH PIONEERS

 
  FRISBIE, John
KEMP, Ronald
 

 
 
ITALIAN PIONEERS

 
  AGOSTINELLI, Alfred
AGUSTA, Giovanni
AMERIGO, Stefano
ANZANI, Alessandro
BARACCA, Francesco
BARACCHINI, Flavio
BAZZAN, Antonio
BORELLO, Antonio
BOSSI, Enea
BRACK-PAPA, Francesco
CAGNO, Alessandro
CALDERARA, Mario
CAMMAROTA
CATTANEO, Bartolomeo
CEI, Giuseppe
CEVASCO, Filippo
COBIANCHI, Mario
d'ANNUNZIO, Gabriele
DAL MISTRO, Achille
DARIOLI, Ernesto
DE FILIPPI, Ludovico
DONATI, Renato
FACCIOLI, Mario
FERRARIN, Arturo
FERRARIO, Rosina
GIORGETTI, Pietro
GORDESCO, Mario
GRIFFA, Valerio
LOCATELLI, Antonio
MARINI, Giuseppe
PARISO
PIANA, Luigi
PIAZZA, Carlo
PINEDO, Francesco de,
PRETE, Carlo del,
RAVELLI, Giovanni,
RESNATI, Silvio
ROSSI, Giuseppe,
SANITÀ, Fernando
SAVOJA, Umberto
VIVALDI-PASQUA, Ugolino
ZARA, Leonino Da
 

 
 
The first 31 Italian pilots - 1909 to 1910
Compiled by Giovanni Giorgetti,
     Giovanni has compiled this list of the first 31 Italians to be licensed from 1909 to 1910. To access the list, click on the title above.
 

 
 
JAPANESE PIONEERS

 
  HINO, Kumazo
KONDO, Motohisi
NINOMIYA, Chuhachi
TAKEISHI, Tonko
TOKUGAWA, Yoshitoshi
YAMADA, C.
 

 
 
MEXICAN PIONEERS

 
  ALVAREZ, Francisco
CAMIÑA, Gustavo Salinas
CARMONA, Juan
CARRANZA, Alberto Salinas
CARRANZA, Emilio
GAVIÑO, Horacio Ruíz
LEBRIJA, Miguel
MADERA, Florencia
MORA-BERRIOS, Baudilio
SUAREZ, Juan Pablo Aldasoro
SUAREZ, Eduardo Aldasoro
 

 
 
NEW ZEALAND PIONEERS

 
  PEARSE, Richard
WALSH, Vivian
 

 
 
PARAGUAYAN PIONEERS

 
  PETTIROSSI, Silvio
 

 
 
PERUVIAN PIONEERS

 
  BIELOVUCIC, Juan
CHAVEZ, Jorge
TENAUD, Carlos
 

 
 
POLISH PIONEERS

 
  CHODASIEWICZ, Robert
MOZAJSKI, Aleksander
 

 
 
PORTUGUESE PIONEERS

 
  CABRAL, Sacadura
GUSMÃO, Bartolomeu Lourenço de
 

 
 
RHODESIAN PIONEERS

 
  JUDSON, Pat
 
 

 
 
ROMANIAN PIONEERS

 
 
The beginnings of the Romanian air force
by "Florin"
12-8-06
     This series of messages, which were posted on the Romanian Military History Forum of the www.worldwar2.ro website by "Florin" in September, 2004, are a rich source of information, both stories and photographs. You will find numerous original photographs and newsclippings which Florin has translated from the Romanian for us. Included are many familiar names of Romanian pioneers, as well as several who are otherwise relatively unknown. Any student of the development of aviation in Romania will find this to be an especially valuable resource. You can access the series by clicking on the title above.
 
  ANASTASIU, Victor
BIBESCU, George
BRUMARESCU, Tache
CAPSA, Nicolae
CARANDA, Gheorghe
CATARGI, Robert
CIURCU, Alexandru
COSTIN, Nicolae
FERNIC, George
FOTESCU, Constantin
COANDA, Henry
GOLIESCU, Rodrig
IRIMESCU, Radu
ISTRATE, Dumitru
MACAVEI, Petre
MACRI, Ion
MINCU, Constantin
MUNTENESCU, Ion
NEGEL, Gheorghe
NEGRESCU, Gheorghe
PAULAT, Ion
POPOVICI, Andrei
PUFLEA, George
PROTOPOPESCU, Stefan
TANASE, Nicolae
VACAS, Polihroniade
VLAICU, Aurel
VUIA, Traian
WECSLER, Rubin
ZORILEANU, Mircea
 

 
 
Romanian Heroes
 
 
The Romanian Airmen Heroes Memorial
(Romanian: Monumentul Eroilor Aerului),

From Wikipedia
     Located in the Aviators' Square, on Aviators’ Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania, it was built between 1930 and 1935 by the architect and sculptress Lidia Kotzebuie (1885–1944), and by Iosif Fekete.
For the complete story, click on the link.
 

 
 
Names carved on the Romanian Air Heroes memorial
From Aurelian Simionescu, 7-10-09
For the complete list, in pdf format, click on the link.
 

 
 
RUSSIAN PIONEERS
Russian Pilot's Badge

 
  ABRAMOVITCH
DEGTEREVA, Nadedja
DOLGORUKAYA, Sophie
DOROSHINSKIY, S. F.
EFFIMOFF, Michel
KOUZMINSKY, Alexander
LY, Yuri Ivanovich
MOZAJSKI, Aleksander
NESTEROV, Pytor
PETROWSKI, de.
SAMSONOVA, Elena
SEDRICK, Phillip
SEMINONK, Ignatus
SEMISHKUROV, Dimitry
SHAKOVSKAYA, Eugenie
SLAVOROSOFF, Hariton
SPOKAINE
ZOLOTNEHIN
ZVEREVA, Lidia
 

 
 
SERBIAN PIONEERS

 
  PETROVIC, Mihajlo
 

 
 
SCOTTISH PIONEERS

 
  AITKEN, Arthur
BOYLE, Alan K.
CAMMELL, Reginald A.
DICKSON, Bertram
EWEN, William Hugh
WATSON, Preston.
WEIR, James
 

 
 
SLOVENIAN PIONEERS

 
  RUSJAN, Edvard.
STIPLOSEK, Alois
STUPAR, Max
ZELE, Ferdinand
 

 
 
SPANISH PIONEERS

 
  ALFARO, Heraclio
BARELLA, Luís
CAMÓ, José
CIERVA, Juan de la
FERNANDEZ, Antonio
OLIVERT, Juan
RAMOS, Maximo
VALDES, Manuel
 

 
 
SWEDISH PIONEERS

 
  BJORKLUND, Filip
CEDERSTRÖM, Carl
von PORAT, G.
 

 
 
SWISS PIONEERS
Pionnair-GE
      If you read French, you can take full advantage of this monumental resource which offers a comprehensive revue of Swiss aviation from its beginnings in 1783 to the present. The authors, Jean-Claude Cailliez and Stéphane Boos, by virtue of their vision and industry, have managed to assemble the definitive source of information on the events, the aviators and the air vehicles from balloons through the airplanes to the rockets. Each of the sections is replete with many comprehensive articles, most with numerous important and rare photographs.You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
      For the rest of us, I heartily recommend that you visit the site, in the machine-translated version, by clicking on:
English Version
 

  AUDEMARS, Edmond
BIDER, Oscar
COBIONI, Enrico.
COMTE, Alfred
DURAFOUR, François
HOESLI, Gordian
HULBERT, Dane
MARCHAL, Anselm
MITTELHOLZER, Walter
PARMELIN, Agénor
WYSS, Paul
 

 
 
THAI PIONEERS

Editor's Note: Mr. Stephen Darke has kindly supplied a wealth of materials to me regarding the history of aviation in Thailand. To read my transcription of the comprehensive and illustrated booklet "A History of Aviation in Thailand, by Niels Lumholdt and William Warren, just click on the title above.
 
  TIP, Ketuthat
(later Air Marshal Phrya Thayanpikart)
LUANG Arwut Likitkam
(Later Air Marshal Phrya Vehasayan Silapasit) LUANG Sakdi Sanlayawut
(later Air Marshal Phraya Chalerm Akas)
 

 
 
TURKISH PIONEERS

 
  BEY, Fethi
BEY, Kemal
BEY, Sadik
FESA, Mehmet
HURKUS, Vecihi
ILKUCAN, Salim
 

 
 
VENEZUELAN PIONEERS

Editor's Note: By clicking on the title above, you will access the homepage of FAV-CLUB.COM. This is the entry point for all kinds of information regarding the history and current status of Venezuelan Aviation. If you read Spanish, you will a multitude of interesting articles, such as: Fuerza Aérea Venezolana, Fuerza Armada Nacional, Articulos, Flash News, Defensa, Legendarios, Fotos y Modelismo. If your command of Spanish is limited, such as mine, you can activate a machine translation by clicking on: Fav-Club
 
With the cooperation of Richard Tovar, and the members of Fav Club, I have been allowed to add an English translation of their stories of some of the pioneer aviators of Venezuela to my website. Again, if you read Spanish, I heartily recommend that you utilize the original articles which are found in the "Legendarios" section. To access the entry point for the English translation, click on:
Legendarios
 

 
  BALDO, Carlos Meyer

 

 
 
VIETNAMESE PIONEERS

 
  DO, Huu Vi
 

 
 
WEST INDIAN (TRINIDAD) PIONEERS

 
  JULIAN, Hubert.
 

 
 
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